wow, all i have to say is wow. just got back from guitar center where i just got to play one of these babies. i absolutely loved the natural body, pickguard, tone and neck inlays. it seemed like the perfect bass for me, though the ampeg i was playing it through may have been part of it. i guess my real question is, how much does this usually go for new, since the $700 price tag seemed a little steep. right now i have a warwick rockbass corvette standard. im in love with this bass also, but in a different way. the rockbass sounds a bit hollower, if you can understand that, but it can get more clank, again, if you can understand that. i think the MM sig will sound better with my band, which had a modern rock/prog type sound. im also concerned about how it will sound through my crappy crate bx100 combo amp. are there any owners out there who didnt like this bass and didnt end up sticking with it? im asking since ive pretty much only heard good things about this bass.